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But more likely to still be living with their mums?

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Are you interested in home décor? Do you think friends more important than family? Does standing out in a crowd make you sweat? If you answered 'yes' to all of those questions, then you’re probably a PlayStation 3 owner, according to the latest research.

The consumer research arm of credit reference agency Experian questioned PS3 owners about their views on a range of subjects, and compared them to the results of the same questions posed to Xbox 360 owners.

When asked if money is the best measure of success for example, more Xbox 360 owners than PS3 gamers felt that it is. Well, Bill Gates is said to have two Xbox 360s in his modest dwelling...

Of those questioned, 184 PS3 owners felt that friends are more important to them than family, while only 144 Xbox 360 gamers said the same - it's not clear how many of either group still live with their mums.

Survey respondents who own Sony’s console also turned out to be more interested in nature than Microsoft’s gamers are.

However, equal numbers on both sides of the console divide felt that real mean don’t cry. Apparently.

Interestingly, a greater majority of Xbox 360 owners said they couldn’t live without their mobiles phones. PS3 gamers seem more intellectual: more of them can’t live without books than Xbox 360 owners are able to, although hopefully they’re not referring to strategy guides.

At the end of the day, however, gamers’ views could simply be due to their ages. The research found that while the Xbox 360 appeals most to those aged between 35 and 44 years old, the PS3 is more popular among people aged 44 and over.

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